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Harry & Meghan Will Bring Kids to Queen’s Jubilee despite Queen Banning Them from Palace Balcony Ceremony

Gaone Pule
May 10, 2022
08:20 P.M.
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In the Apple+ TV series, "The Me You Can't See," Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, revealed his son Archie's first words. The royal shared that what his child said was unexpected and saddened him.


In the series "The Me You Can't See," the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, disclosed that his first-born child son Archie first uttered "grandma" as his first word. 

The prince expressed sadness, knowing that Archie would never get to meet his late grandmother, Princess Diana. The Duke revealed that he hung his mother's portrait in his son's room.  

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during an interview with the media at Windsor Castle following the birth of his son on May 06, 2019 in Windsor, United Kingdom. / Source: Getty Images


"I got a photo of her in his nursery, and it was one of the first words that he said, apart from "mama" and "papa," it was then "grandma." Grandma Diana," said Prince Harry.  

The Duke mentioned how heart-warming it was, but at the same time, he felt downhearted because of his mother's absence, saying

"It's the sweetest thing, but at the same time, it makes me sad because she should be here." 


Meanwhile, his second child, daughter Lilibet, has only met her great-grandmother, the Queen, via video call. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, welcomed their daughter in June 2021.  

Unlike her older brother, Lilibet was born at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in the US. Like the monarch, the rest of the Royal Family has not met Lilibet. The Sussexes revealed the first image of their daughter with the release of their 2021 Christmas card.  


Prince Harry and Markle named their daughter by paying tribute to her grandmother and great-grandmother. The young royal's name is Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, carrying the family nickname of Her Majesty.  

Per BBC, the family matriarch struggled to pronounce her name as a toddler. Her father, King George V, deciphered the Queen's attempts to say "Elizabeth" as "Lilibet." The name has remained with the Royal Family ever since.  

For their child's second name, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose "Diana," honoring the Princess of Wales, who sadly died in August 1997 in a car accident.  



Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex presented with gifts for their newborn son Archie at the London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. / Source: Getty Images

On May 8, 2022, it marked Markle's first Mother's Day with two children, making it a significant milestone for the actress as a parent. May 2021's Mother's Day fell only two weeks before the Duchess gave birth to her daughter.  


She and her husband and son were said to have had a quiet Mother's Day celebration at the couple's Montecito home in California. However, the couple did make a generous donation to a good cause. 


The royal pair recognized the outstanding work of the Harvest Home organization that ensures extensive care to pregnant women who are homeless. The Duke and Duchess publicly wrote on their Archewell website about what the organization does for expectant moms: 

"Harvest Home offers these women welcoming and comfortable housing and goes to great lengths to provide programs that help them start their mothering journey on a stronger foot, benefiting their families for generations to come." 


Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. / Source: Getty Images


The Duke and Duchess take the privacy of their brood very seriously. However, a source revealed details regarding the bond between the couple's son and daughter.  

According to the insider, big brother Archie takes care of his little sister Lili. Since the second addition to the family arrived, Archie has never portrayed the only child syndrome.  

Instead, he has been kind and loving to his baby sister and has not shown any jealous tendencies that usually pop up after the only child gets a sibling. The youngster dotes on Lili and, with the help of his parents, even holds her in his arms, giving her "lots of kisses." 

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. / Source: Getty Images


In April 2022, proud dad Prince Harry revealed to People that Lili had taken her first step in her childhood milestone, adding she was trying to keep up with her big brother: 

"Her current priorities are trying to keep up with her brother. She took her first step just a few days ago. Proud papa here." 


Meghan Markle pictured holding her baby son Archie alongside Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. / Source: Getty Images


In May 2022, the Duke of Sussex sported a gray t-shirt with the words "Girl Dad" in an ad video for his eco-friendly initiative, Travalyst.  

The comedy sketch promo video showed the prince jogging through the woods in the tee when he suddenly got ambushed by a Rating Agent intending to assess the environmental impact of his 2018 visit to New Zealand with his wife, Markle.  


While Prince Harry's intention for the ad was to promote his travel company, the video received backlash because of his styling choice.  

In addition, royal watchers ridiculed the father of two for his acting skills, saying that the five-minute clip was cringy to watch.  


The Duke and Duchess have been criticized quite a lot over the years, especially for their interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021. But their lives today are different than when they resided in the UK.  

Prince Harry once revealed that having an outdoor space at his and Markle's mansion in Montecito was beneficial for them and their kids. When reflecting on taking out his son, Archie, for his favorite activity, he admitted that it stood out for him because it was something he had never experienced as a child himself: 

"The highlight for me is sticking him on the back of the bicycle." 


He told People that he was enthusiastic about taking his son and daughter to the Invictus Games one day, an adaptive sports competition for veterans and service personnel.  

The prince introduced the games to his son, showing him a video of wheelchair basketball and rugby, "and he absolutely loved it," said the royal.  

He showed Archie the individuals with missing legs and explained the visible injuries they had even though he did not ask about them, noting that as a dad, he wanted to tell his son all about it. "Kids understand so much, and to see it through his eyes was amazing because it's so unfiltered and honest," said the Duke of Sussex.  


Meanwhile, he and Markle are set to visit the UK with their children to attend the Queen's Jubilee in June 2022. The family trip will mark Lili's first visit to her father's home country.  

She would likely even celebrate her first birthday on June 4 during the trip. News of the Sussexes' visit to the UK comes after the monarch announced that only working members of the royal family would join her for the traditional Buckingham Palace balcony appearance.  


Prince Harry and Markle will not be one of those joining the Queen for the ceremony for Trooping Color, and neither will his shunned uncle Prince Andrew because of his sex scandal and association with Jeffrey Epstein. A Buckingham Palace spokesman revealed

"After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year's traditional Trooping the Color balcony appearance on June 2 will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties."  


Queen Elizabeth II photographed in House of Lords chamber, during the State Opening of Parliament at the Houses of Parliament on May 11, 2021 in London. / Source: Getty Images


The Mirror reported in April 2022 that Markle and Prince Harry jetted off to the UK to meet with the Queen and Prince Charles in person at Windsor Castle, secretly.  

The royal couple managed to keep their presence in England under wraps while they extended their olive branch meetings. News of their visit only made headlines after leaving the country for The Hague.  


Though the monarch banned them from appearing at Buckingham Palace for the celebrations of her 70-year reign, the Daily Mail has suggested the royal couple could still make an appearance.  

The couple would also appear at another event, such as the Thanksgiving Service on June 3. Extended relatives have attended the occasion on Jubilees before.  


Moreover, royal experts have forewarned that the Duke and Duchess' presence back in England would only overshadow the entire event for the Queen. 

Meanwhile, the Cambridges, Prince William, and his wife, Kate Middleton, are said to lead the celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee across the UK.  

As senior members, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would travel outside of London during Her Majesty's celebratory weekend.  

The royal couple will head to Wales while Princess Anne will travel to Scotland, and other royal members, such as Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will attend royal engagements in Northern Island.